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Tayler
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Date Joined Aug 2008
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   Posted 8/20/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone experience extreme fatigue even when they aren't going thru a flare up??  I am also having pain on the left side under my rib cage.  Could this all be an indication that I may be getting ready to have a flare up?

sweetmelody
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   Posted 8/20/2008 10:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I dunno but I am in a flare up and I'm EXHAUSTED. I'm supposed to be goin shoppin for hubby right now. I can't make myself get outta bed.
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Tayler
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   Posted 8/20/2008 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I know we go thru fatigue when the flare ups are there but just wasn't sure if I should be experiencing this when im in remission.  I'm sorry you are going thru this right now.  I definitely know how you feel..

NMcP
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   Posted 8/20/2008 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Sometimes I get wiped out whether I am in flare or not. I think a lot of it has to do with family or work stress, the weather, etc. I keep a diary and try to note all sorts of "symptoms" so hopefully someday I can trace any patterns. One thing I have noticed is that 2 things impact me the most
1) antibiotics
2) stress

Food can get me a little, but not nearly to the extent that stress can.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Cortifoam at bedtime, Canansa in the morning
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


Tayler
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   Posted 8/20/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I did just finish a round of antibiotics for a bladder infection so maybe that is it.  I finished them about a week ago though so I figured I would be feeling better by now?? 

NMcP
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   Posted 8/20/2008 2:46 PM (GMT -6)   
For me, the antibiotics were for an infected root on a tooth. I had a root canal and the endodontist prescribed the antibiotic. Within days my tooth felt much better. The flare followed about a week or so later.

Weird swap, huh?

If I ever get a prescription for antibiotics again, I plan on calling my GI right away. In fact next time I go in to see him, I'll try to remember to discuss this with him so we can have a game plan in place beforehand.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Cortifoam at bedtime, Canansa in the morning
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


Pooie1981
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 274
   Posted 8/20/2008 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I am tired ALL THE TIME! I might have one day a week where i dont need a nap.. otherwise.. I am also frustrated with fatigue!!!!
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day, Buscopan as needed
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid, Metamucil one tsp per day so far
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July


NMcP
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Total Posts : 212
   Posted 8/20/2008 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Ohhh naps....I drool over the word, just like Homer Simpson drooling over a beer or a donut. Is there nothing that a nap can't cure? Man, I LOVE naps. If napping were an olympic event, I would so ace a gold medal!!
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Cortifoam at bedtime, Canansa in the morning
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


Tayler
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Date Joined Aug 2008
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 8/20/2008 3:27 PM (GMT -6)   
It is very frustrating.  I went to my obgyn and he did a whole round of hormonal testing on me and found that my dhea was low.  I did some research and found that taking steroids can actually deplete your dhea levels.  I don't know if this was the case for me as I had quite taking them about 6 months prior to the testing.  In doing the research, I also found that dhea is suppose to help people with UC.  I'm not quite sure if this is true, but it's definitely not helping my fatigue.  I was excited because dhea is supposed to help energy level, mood and sex drive.  I've been on the dhea for about 1 1/2 months.

NMcP
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Total Posts : 212
   Posted 8/20/2008 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't really know very much about DHEA. I looked it up at the National institute of Health so it seems legit. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-dhea.html

Have you talked to your GI about this? Sometimes one doctor's orders sorta negate another. I know my GP doesn't play well with others. I'm looking for a new one....
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day, Cortifoam at bedtime, Canansa in the morning
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis

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